Tree rings and the chronology of ancient Egypt

Pearce Paul Creasman

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A fundamental aspect of ancient Egyptian history remains unresolved: chronology. Egyptologists (and researchers in related fields that synchronize their studies with Egypt) currently rely on a variety of insufficiently precise methodologies (king lists, radiocarbon dating, etc.) from which to derive seemingly “absolute” dates. The need for genuine precision has been recognized for a century, as has the potential solution: dendrochronology. This manuscript presents a case for further progress toward the construction of a tree-ring chronology for ancient Egypt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S85-S92
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014


  • Chronology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Egyptology
  • Mediterranean
  • Near East
  • Tree rings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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